Rooms with a brilliant bay view
Clontarf €495,000Hidden behind the busy Clontarf Road is Dollymount Park, a quiet cul-de-sac within a stone’s throw of the seafront. Number 11 is a four-bedroom terraced house that has sea views from its first- and second-floor windows and a south-east facing back garden.
The property has a bright living room to the front with smart built-in storage that includes CD-deep drawers to accommodate music collections. A slate-surround open fire hasn’t been used by the present owners but is in working order. Adjacent to it is a large internal picture window that looks into the kitchen. It replaced an old-fashioned hatch .
The U-shaped kitchen backs onto the living room and opens onto a large family room-cum-diningroom that has a vaulted ceiling and overlooks a sunny deck and back garden that is 150 feet long in total. The 1,464sq ft (136sq m) terraced property is asking €495,000 through agents DNG.
There are three bedrooms on the first floor, two large doubles and a single. The front double has sea views. The second largest bedroom has direct access into the family bathroom, and you can lock the landing bathroom door to create a private en suite bathroom when guests come to stay.
But the real views are from the second floor, where there is a large attic room with a mansard roof and a vista of Dublin Bay across a 180-degree span that takes in Howth Head, the Martello Tower on Dalkey Island and the Dublin Mountains. There is a bathroom adjacent to the bedroom as well as accessible attic storage.
There is a shared lane at the end of the garden, and the plot on the far side of the lane belongs to the property. The owners have installed two garden sheds which are staying put. Behind them is a small patch of land where the current owners had toyed with installing a garden room of some sort.
It is a classic family house, say the owners, who are trading up and moving only one street away. They love the area.
The location feels both rural and urban. Clontarf promenade is just a street away. St Anne’s Park is a 10-minute walk. There are several eateries within a five-minute walk of the house.
11 Dollymount Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3
DescriptionA four-bed terraced house with a southeast-facing garden and sea views